At the Los Angeles Law Offices of Lipow & Harris, we pride ourselves on being the clients' advisor in addition to their advocate. With over 40 years of experience, employment law attorney Jeffrey Lipow has a longtime reputation in Los Angeles as one of the top-flight plaintiffs' employment lawyers. As reported in the L.A. Times, Jeffrey A. Lipow recently won a case of retaliation and wrongful termination against the City of Los Angeles for 2.1 million dollars, as well as recent settlements of $1,500,000 in various sexual harassment and employment cases.
Our firm prepares each case for trial, and our experience and knowledge have proved successful in the courtroom. Contact our Los Angeles employment lawyers for a free initial consultation to discuss your potential claim. True to our reputation as an ethical practice, we offer an honest and accurate case assessment.
Our firm provides experienced, reputable representation for a wide range of employment law matters, including:
Contact an employment law attorney at the law office of Lipow & Harris in Los Angeles today to learn more about how our firm can help you through your situation. A free initial consultation and flexible appointment times are offered.
Employment Retaliation and Wrongful Termination
Employment retaliation is a serious matter. Retaliation is not always in the form of termination. A work environment becoming hostile, a demotion, wage and hour issues, or a superior placing more restrictions on your work are all acts of retaliation. If you believe that you have experienced retaliation and are seeking an aggressive advocate to help you put an end to the retaliation, turn to our lawyers and staff at the office of Lipow & Harris.
Over the course of our more than 40 years of combined experience, we have confidently handled numerous retaliation lawsuits and other employment law matters for clients across Los Angeles and Southern California. We are able to effectively explain the laws governing employment retaliation and how they may apply to your situation. As reported in the L.A. Times and Daily News, Jeffrey A. Lipow recently won a case of retaliation and wrongful termination against the City of Los Angeles for 2.1 million dollars. Jeff recently settled for $1,500,000 in a sexual harassment action against a well-known public figure, as well as many other recent confidential cases.
It is illegal to retaliate against an employee. Retaliation can occur in response to reports or discussion of certain employment situations, including:
- Sexual harassment
- Violation of a law (whistleblower)
- Giving testimony
- Participating in an investigation for non-employment related unlawful behavior
You do not have to put up with retaliation at work. We can help you understand your options and rights regarding the filing of a claim against your employer. There are time constraints on your ability to seek justice in retaliation matters, so do not hesitate to get in touch with our firm.
Contact a retaliation attorney at the law office of Lipow & Harris in Los Angeles today to learn more about how our firm can help you through your situation. A free initial consultation and flexible appointment times are offered.
Sexual harassment is a legal form of sex discrimination that, sadly, affects thousands of people in the workforce every year. While sexual harassment is a term that many of us have frequently heard, its definition is often lost in obscurity. For example, offhand remarks and innocent behavior such as asking an employee out on a date are generally not considered sexual harassment. Rather, sexual harassment occurs when sexually suggestive talk, advances, pictures, touch and humor unreasonably interfere with work performance, create a hostile work environment or affect an individual's employment. It is a serious offense that disrupts the workplace and holds serious consequences for those found guilty.
While sexual harassment may be subtle and psychological, it may also be overt and physical. When sexual harassment turns to sexual assault or battery it is imperative to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Victims of sexual battery should contact an experienced Los Angeles attorney to pursue legal action for the compensation and peace of mind they need.
If you believe that you are a victim of sexual harassment, it is important to follow your company's grievance process and alert an attorney of your situation. Employers have a duty to maintain a safe work environment that is free from sexual harassment and may not retaliate against individuals who report incidences of sexual harassment. If you lose your job as a result of reporting sexual harassment, you may be able to seek additional legal damages for wrongful termination.
At the law offices of Lipow & Harris, our sexual harassment lawyers in Encino, Los Angeles have the experience needed to prove difficult sexual harassment claims. While direct evidence may be difficult to obtain, we will help you properly document your experience and obtain pertinent witness testimony to build your case. If you have experienced unwelcome advances or demands for sexual favors from a co-worker or manager, please contact us at (818) 905-0507 for a free consultation.
Employment DiscriminationIf you feel you are being treated differently from other employees at work because of your age, race, gender, religion, pregnancy, disability or medical condition, you may be a victim of workplace discrimination. An experienced employment lawyer can help determine whether you may have an employment discrimination claim.
Some of the most common types of discrimination include:
- Age Discrimination
- Racial Discrimination
- Pregnancy Discrimination
- Sex Discrimination and equal pay
- Disability or Handicap Discrimination
- Religion or belief discrimination
- AIDS and HIV discrimination
- Medical Condition (Cancer)
Workplace discrimination can take many different forms, both subtle and more direct. Gender discrimination is one of the most pervasive forms, but age discrimination and race discrimination still exist in the workplace today. People can also be harassed because of their religion or their national origin. These claims may be equally viable under state and federal laws.
From receiving unequal pay and unequal benefits to being overlooked for a position because of your gender, race, age, disability, or religious affiliation, many such discriminatory actions may occur in the work place. If you feel that you have been the victim of discrimination, Contact The Law Offices of Lipow & Harris to discuss your situation and the legal remedies available to you.
Whistleblower / WhistleblowingWhistleblowing. It involves a self-sacrificial act whereby an employee risks their employment and security for those being victimized or taken-advantage of by his or her employer. It is heroic action taken to right a wrong.
Under California law, employers generally may not retaliate against employees that "blow the whistle" on illegal practices such as discrimination, safety violations, mismanagement, false claims, misuse of funds, wage and hour violations or any other type of criminal activity. And, yet, employer retaliation seems to be the norm rather than the exception when it comes to whistleblowers.
If you have blown the whistle on illegal practices you observed in your company and, as a result, have been demoted, fired or endured an adverse working environment that caused you to quit, you may be able to pursue legal action against your employer. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to seek reinstatement, compensation for lost wages and benefits and even attorney fees. A whistleblower lawyer in Los Angeles should be able to help you understand the legal ramifications of your employer's behavior and tell you if you have a strong case to pursue or not.
At the law offices of Lipow & Harris, we are proud to represent clients who take a chance on telling the truth at the risk of losing their job. With over 40 years of experience representing clients in complex employment litigation, our attorneys are well equipped to pursue justice for those who have endured adverse affects from whistleblowing. If you have been fired, demoted or harassed as a result of bringing a company's illegal activity to light through whistleblowing, contact our Los Angeles whistleblower attorneys at the law office of Lipow & Harris at (818) 905-0507 for a free consultation and case evaluation.<